Talking Rams Host First Conference of the Season

The speech and debate team competed in its first conference tournament of the season this weekend, which they also hosted! The team took on this tournament after the original host canceled a More »

Conway Elementary School Named Apple Distinguished School

The Ladue School District is pleased ​to announce that Conway Elementary School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017–2019 for its unique application of technology solutions in classrooms from More »

Talking Rams Compete in Parkway Classic

The speech and debate team competed in the Parkway Classic hosted by Parkway West this past weekend. The team took 4th place overall! Please congratulate the team members listed below on their More »

Speech and Debate Team Places 1st at Oakville Autumn Congress

The speech and debate team competed in the Oakville Autumn Congress tournament this past weekend. The team took 1st place in Sweepstakes! The students listed below won individual awards in their chambers! More »

Old Bonhomme Launches Let Me Run STL Team

Old Bonhomme Elementary is one of the new Let Me Run-STL teams this season! Let Me Run is a nonprofit holistic health program for 4th through 8th grade boys that uses running More »

Ladue Alumna Publishes Memoir, Credits Ladue Schools for Dream Education

Ladue Class of 1965 alumna Joy Passanante has recently published a memoir she had been working on for 12 years entitled Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father’s Wars. The tale More »

Talking Rams Compete in First Tournament of the Year

The LHWHS speech and debate team competed in the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association’s Pre-Season Tournament on Sept. 30. This was the first tournament of the 2017-2018 season. Four novices competed in More »

Spoede Elementary Hosts Annual S.T.E.A.M. Carnival

Last week, Spoede Elementary held its annual S.T.E.A.M Carnival (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) over two days! The event helps kids get excited about the science and technology topics they will More »

LHWHS Students Participate in 2011 UMSL STARS Program

UMSL Stars Program

For academically talented high school juniors and seniors, this summer afforded a chance to research everything from neural circuits in the brain to human/robot interaction to evolutionary computation during the 2011 STARS program, hosted by the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Ladue Horton Watkins High School participants were:  Senior Bowon Joung, and Juniors Alex Bruns-Smith, Christine Wang and Haohang Xu.

Ladue Schools Receives “Total Fleet Excellence Award”

Ladue Schools was presented with a “Total Fleet Excellence Award” from the Missouri State Highway Patrol on July 6, 2011 for receiving a 95.5 percent approval rating of the district’s student transportation fleet.  Ladue Schools was one of 268 school bus transportation providers in Missouri to receive this award given to fleets with a 90 percent or higher approval rating and no out-of-service buses. 

New Newsweek Ranking Methodology Moves Ladue Horton Watkins High School Up to #103

Every year, Newsweek ranks “America’s Best High Schools.”  This year, a new methodology for ranking the nation’s top high schools was used, raising Ladue Horton Watkins High School from last year’s ranking of 282 in the country, to 103.

Three Ladue Schools Top Missouri American Heart Association Campaigns

With a combined contribution of $29,449.60, Reed Elementary School, Old Bonhomme Elementary School and Ladue Middle School shot hoops and jumped rope to top rankings in the state.  Reed Elementary School, under the leadership of Kim Plogger raised $14,708.90 for Jump Rope for Heart, taking third place in the state for most funds raised.  Old Bonhomme Elementary School, under the leadership of Connie Jander, raised $9,449.70 for Jump Rope for Heart, placing sixth in the state.  Ladue Middle School, under the leadership of Stephanie O’Neal raised $5,291.00 for Hoops for Heart, placing second in the state.

Reed Teacher Patricia Whittaker Attends LEGO® Robotics Conference

Patricia Whittaker LEGO Conference

Patricia Whittaker (center in photo with credit to Jerry Naunheim of Washington University) teaches the gifted program at Reed Elementary School with Karen Engelkenjohn.  In June, Ms. Whittaker was one of some 75 St. Louis educators to attend this one-day conference to explore using LEGOs to engage students in learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  The teachers built and programmed robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT software.

Senior Emily Hahn Guest on NPR’s St. Louis on the Air

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Emily Hahn and Webster Groves High School graduate Michael McCord were guests on Don Marsh’s St. Louis on the Air on August 11 to share their experiences of living and studying abroad.  Both Hahn and McCord won full scholarships from Youth for Understanding to study in Germany during the summer of 2010.

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Conway Students Share Published Stories at Left Bank Books

Conway Students Left Bank Books - Grannie Annie Group Photo

Three fifth graders from Conway Elementary School were among the eighteen published authors and artists who recently participated in the third annual Grannie Annie Gathering at Left Bank Books. The young authors read excerpts from their family stories that were published in the sixth annual Grannie Annie anthologies, released in May, and the young artists discussed how they came to illustrate the stories as they did.

Ladue Schools District Video

Produced in the spring of 2011, this video provides an overview of the Ladue School District. Facts, recognitions and the district’s philosophies are highlighted in this seven-minute film created by Don Goble, the head of the district’s Video Broadcast department, in collaboration with the district’s Communications Services Department.

LHWHS Dancing Teachers Goes Viral

School Spirit Faculty Dance

2010 Graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School Abby Sophir produced this music video, in which nearly the entire high school faculty busted out their best dance moves to celebrate the 2010 senior class.  As of September 19, 2011, there were 10,171 viewings on youtube.com and 9,878 people viewings on schooltube.com.  Watch it again now… You know you want to!